The third annual Jazz FM Awards took place on Tuesday night at a star-studded ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.
Hosted by writer, actor and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli, the ceremony saw Gregory Porter, Jill Scott and Quincy Jones among the night’s winners.
Talking about Jazz FM Gregory said, “Jazz FM got my name out there, and my sound, even to the point where Howard and Guy from Disclosure heard one of my songs on Jazz FM, and that’s how they decided to call me and do the song that we did, which ended up being a No1 dance song around the world. So I have you to thank for many reasons, for advancing my jazz career and doing special things like that. I’m thankful for Jazz FM’s approach, and for embracing me and my sound.”
Other winners included Mark Lockheart, Binker & Moses, Lauren Kinsella and Guy Clark Jr.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Instrumentalist of the Year
Soul Artist of the Year (Sponsored by RCS)
Breakthrough Act of the Year
Binker & Moses
Blues Artist of the Year
Gary Clark Jr.
Vocalist of the Year
International Artist Of The Year (Sponsored by Yamaha)
Album Of The Year – Public Vote (Sponsored by Arqiva)
UK Jazz Act of the Year (Sponsored by Grange Hotels)
Binker & Moses
Digital Initiative of the Year (sponsored by 7digital)
Jazz Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Mishcon de Reya)
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Live Experience of the Year – Pubic Vote
Ice-T and Ron McCurdy – The Langston Hughes Project at the Barbican
PPL Lifetime Achievement Award